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Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Yeah I know, I’m such a slacker… but I finally got the new shoes mounted. The Repsol has been begging for a ride, seems its time is near. Let the fun begin!

Moto Mummy
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Bridgestone Tires
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Mission complete!

Mission complete!
What a great day! Weather was great, roads were pretty clear and my Kobe burger was excellent. We met at Oakbucks, hung out a little longer than we should have. Got to Sonora at the busy lunch hour, but we found some seats at the bar. The road back was a bit sketchy after the sun heated up all the tar snakes that caltrans had left on the Little Dragon. For the first time since I can remember, I slipped on numerous patches sometimes sending me way off line. I simple reduction in throttle and much more concentration on my lines proved enough to enjoy the rest of our travels. Another great day with good friends.

The Diamondback Grill
http://thediamondbackgrill.com

All cleaned up and ready to ride

All cleaned up and ready to ride
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve taken Ol’ Yeller out for a street ride. My tummy’s been rumbling for some sweet Kobe beef so tomorrow it’s off to one of our favorite destinations, The Diamondback Grill in Sonora, CA.  The bike has a couple track days under its belt so a bath was certainly on order. All washed up and a quick system check has proven that this old dog is clean and running better than ever. Looking forward to spending some time with my old friend on some of our favorite roads. Now, get out and ride.

The Diamondback Grill
http://thediamondbackgrill.com

And then there were two…

And then there were two...

Well, the day I though would never come, did.  The Runt is off to its new home.  Although not the fastest, sleekest, or fanciest bike, I sure enjoyed our time together.  There is much to be said about riding such a light bike.  So much different than the bigger bikes I’ve grown accustom too. This thing was such fun to ride, I will truly miss our trips together.

New shoes for the new season!

New shoes for the new season!

Picked up these from MotoMummy.com.  They had an incredible sale on the Battlax Hypersport S21 tires.  I’ve been running the BT-S20 on Ol’ Yeller for a while now, and love how they perform on both the street and track.  So I figured the updated triple compound rear might be just what I’m looking for when it comes to good street performance for the Repsol. Well, the wait is over, Moto Mummy had these delivered to my door in just a few days. Looks like it’s time to give the Repsol some much needed TLC and get it ready to thoroughly enjoy the new riding season.

Moto Mummy
http://www.motomummy.com

Bridgestone Tires
http://www.bridgestone.com

All packed up and ready to go

All packed up and ready to go
Can’t believe we got everything in there. Leaving for the track tonight, can’t wait to get there, unpack and get the BBQ going.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
http://pacifictracktime.com

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Right on track!

Right on track
All prepped and ready for the track. It’s been five long years since the last time I did a track day, and I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and let Ol’ Yeller run free. This old dog still has some new tricks!

Thanks again to Alan at True Value Homecenter for hooking me up again with the last bit of parts I needed before the big day.

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Sounds of speed!

Sounds of speed
I had all three bikes recorded for a video short called “The Sounds of Speed”. Patrick Swisher has been recording all sorts of bikes during the past months, and he’s still interested in recording more. If you want your bike recorded, let me know and I’ll get you in touch with Patrick. He’s looking for all sorts of bikes so hurry up and don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Patrick’s YouTube Site:
jetstream01

Just finishing things up

Just finishing things up

New suspension and new shoes… It doesn’t get much better than that!

Race Tech
http://racetech.com

Penske Racing Shocks
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Bridgestone Tires
http://www.bridgestone.com

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TBT: Top of the world ma!

Top of the world ma!
TBT… 2009, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park. It was such a beautiful day to remember a good friend.

June 8, 2009 Today I took my annual ride to remember my good friend. Decided this year to take a trip up to one of our favorite spots. As I sat up on the top of the world, with the bright sunny sky to my left, and the dark clouds spitting thunder and lightening to the right, I couldn’t help but wonder if Mike had something to do with the show as it was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Days like these are few and far between, we should all slow down from time to time and take in what nature has to offer. Thank you Mike… Message received!!!

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